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Bets To Consider Ahead Of The Aviva Premiership Weekend

NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Dominic Ryan of Leicester is injured as he tries to tackle George North during the Aviva Premiership match between Northampton Saints and Leicester Tigers at Franklin's Gardens on September 9, 2017 in Northampton, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

The Premiership season is in full swing, as the best rugby sides in England face off. Each week, we take a look at bets to consider for the next round of games, with LeoVegas.com. Newcastle Falcons (+18.5 points vs Saracens) Wasps and Newcastle head up the table after the opening two rounds. The Falcons are certainly the surprise package here, …

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Billy Vunipola Opens Up On His Decision To Withdraw From The Lions Tour

ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - MAY 09: Billy Vunipola talks during a Saracens media session at Saracens Training Centre on May 9, 2017 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

Billy Vunipola has defended his decision to withdraw from the recent Lions tour of New Zealand, insisting his conscience wouldn’t allow him to go. The England number eight was initially called up as part of the squad to go down under, but he withdrew from the panel after the Premiership season ended to undergo shoulder surgery despite Warren Gatland’s request …

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Northampton Saints Announce Signature Of Springbok Back Row

Northampton Saints BLOEMFONTEIN, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 25: Heinrich Brussow of South Africa slips past Sitiveni Sivivatu of New Zealand during the 2009 Tri-Nations Series match between South Africa and New Zealand at Vodacom Park on July 25, 2009 in Bloemfontein, South Africa. (Photo by Duif du Toit/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Northampton Saints have today announced that they have signed South Africa international star Heinrich Brussow, who will join the club in January. The 31-year-old back row star has won 23 caps for the Springboks, and is well regarded as a top class openside flanker. Having played with the Cheetahs in South Africa, he switched his allegiance to Japanese outfit NTT …

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Dan Biggar To Join Northampton Saints At The End Of The Season

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 23: Dan Biggar passes the ball during the Lions captain's run at the QBE Stadium on June 23, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Northampton Saints have confirmed the signing of Welsh international Dan Biggar from next season. The 27-year-old fly-half will move to the Premiership side after spending a decade in his homeland with Ospreys. Welcome to the #SaintsNation, Dan Biggar! pic.twitter.com/bHFzyuriRo — Northampton Saints (@SaintsRugby) September 6, 2017 The previous announcements that James Hook was returning to the Welsh side and Sam …

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Bath Confirm That Head Coach Tabai Matson Has Stepped Down

BATH, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 10: Bath head coach Tabai Matson look before the Aviva Premiership match between Bath Rugby and Newcastle Falcons at Recreation Ground on September 10, 2016 in Bath, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Bath have confirmed that coach Tabai Matson has resigned from his role as head coach and will be returning to New Zealand for family reasons. The 44-year-old arrived at the Rec last summer (along with director of rugby Todd Blackadder), guiding the club to fifth place in the Premiership and thus earning a spot in this season’s Champions Cup. In a …

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Donncha O’Callaghan Confirmed As Worcester Warriors Captain For The Coming Season

Pre-Season Friendly, Irish Independent Park, Cork 26/8/2016 Munster vs Worcester Warriors Worcester Warriors Donncha O'Callaghan

Munster and Ireland legend Donncha O’Callaghan has been confirmed as the club captain of Premiership side Worcester Warriors for the coming season. The 38-year-old, now entering his third season at Sixways, has been handed the armband in what will be Gary Gold’s first full season as Director of Rugby. ? BREAKING NEWS ? Warriors announce @docallaghan4 as Club captain ahead …

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Bristol To Make Charles Piutau The Highest Paid Player In The World

Charles Piutau of Ulster during the Guinness PRO12 rugby match between Munster Rugby and Ulster Rugby at Thomond Park in Limerick, Ireland on April 15, 2017 (Photo by Andrew Surma/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Details have emerged regarding the salary that Charles Piutau will earn at Bristol in the 2018/19 season. It was confirmed on Thursday that the former All Black would be heading to the Championship next year, leaving Ulster after two seasons to join up with former Connacht coach Pat Lam. According to the Telegraph, meanwhile, Piutau will be paid £1m per …

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Opinion: Rugby Needs A Global Salary Cap

Since the dawn of professionalism in rugby it feels like there has been no real agreed plan on how the sport as a whole should progress. England and France have adopted approaches similar to those in football, with privately-owned and run clubs producing players for Test teams. However, most of the other major nations have come to operate some kind …

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Yet Another Club Has Closed The Door To Signing Leigh Halfpenny

LEDBURY, ENGLAND - MAY 03: Leigh Halfpenny, a Land Rover ambassador, looks on during a day of off road driving with Land Rover at Eastnor Castle on May 3, 2017 in Ledbury, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images for Land Rover)

Welsh international Leigh Halfpenny is finding that his options are narrowing fast after another club has walked away from the table. A move to Cardiff Blues earlier on in the year fell through due to a disagreement over the length of contract, while his last club Toulon ultimately rescinded their previous offer of a new deal. Subsequently, reports suggested that …

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Four South African Teams In Talks To Join The Anglo-Welsh Cup

NELSPRUIT, SOUTH AFRICA - AUGUST 05: Jacques Kotze of the Steval Pumas during the Currie Cup match between Steval Pumas and Cell C Sharks XV at Mbombela Stadium on August 05, 2016 in Nelspruit, South Africa. (Photo by Dirk Kotze/Gallo Images via Getty Images)

The South African invasion of the European game looks set to continue unabated. Further to the expected announcement this week that the Southern Kings and Toyota Cheetahs are to join what will henceforth be known as the Pro14 competition, reports from South Africa have suggested that four more sides are in talks with Premiership Rugby to join the Anglo-Welsh Cup. …

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Toulon Sign Leicester Tigers Winger JP Pietersen

South Africa v Samoa - Group B: Rugby World Cup 2015

Toulon have announced the signing of South Africa’s World Cup winning winger, JP Pietersen on a two-year contract from Leicester Tigers. This move was part of a busy day for both teams. Toulon had lost James O’Connor to Sale Sharks in the morning in a transfer that nobody saw coming. Meanwhile, Gareth Owen had just become a Tiger after leaving …

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